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Writerase transforms the whiteboard into notebook form


February 20, 2014

Writerase is a range of dry erase notebooks that possess the versatility of a whiteboard

Writerase is a range of dry erase notebooks that possess the versatility of a whiteboard

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Writerase is a range (or forest, as the company calls it) of customizable dry erase notebooks. They're designed for people who like brainstorming advantages of a whiteboard but need the portability of a notebook. Writerase combines the best of both products, with sheets of erasable paper collected in bound notebooks ranging in size from small to large.

Each notebook contains 50 pages (25 sheets) that can be marked by standard dry erase pens. The pages are white paper covered with a thin coating made using a UV gloss spray technique. The makers say that your doodles and/or groundbreaking equations will not be harmed by sliding the pages or closing the notebook, while still retaining the ability to be easily erased.

All of the notebooks also come with two transparent sheets of paper, allowing you to experiment with changes to a page underneath without risking ruining the original. The pages are all waterproof and (the company promises) offer a "smooth surface" on which to write or draw.

The customization options are a choice between blank, lined, and grid paper, and a cover featuring a photo of your choosing. The latter option is free to Kickstarter backers, but will have an additional cost if and when the product goes on general sale.

Pledges still available at the time of writing start at CAD$14 (US$14) for a single small (3 x 5 in/76 x 127 mm) Bonsai Leaf notebook, rising to $31 for the larger (11 x 17 in/279 x 432 mm) Banana Leaf notebook. Writerase has already hit its funding goal, with an estimated delivery of the rewards listed as April or May of this year.

The Kickstarter campaign video embedded below shows one of the co-founders of Writerase talking about the origins of the project.

Sources: Writerase, Kickstarter

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Wow! Combine that with a smart phone camera app and you have digital knowledge capture!! The paperless office inches ever closer.......

Bob Ehresman

It would be nice if it can be photocopied and printed upon. That way, materials that are needed repeatedly can form part of any teaching pack, presentations etc. and thus save a lot of effort on the part the teacher or presenter etc. E.g., it would be possible to have the basics of a Stirling engine, say, printed with only the piston positions put in with a dry marker as the operation of the engine is explained.

Mel Tisdale

A really interesting article, and product, but the project has failed miserably on Kickstarter.

The creators have been failures when it comes to communication and executions. Backers that are lucky enough to receive anything are getting less then they were promised in terms of quantity, quality, and details. They update every month and a half or so, apologizing for their failures and lying about improving communication. All e-mails and other forms of correspondence are ignored, and they have refused to provide any sort of system for providing refunds.

If you're considering heading to their site to buy this product, save yourself the time and money. Seek out a different company, because Writerase has shown they can't run themselves or satisfy consumers.

Tom Leman
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